Meet Daisy

Made by Connie Kulow

Daisy was made from recycled plastic grocery bags, masking tape, paper mache clay, and varnish. I tried to give her white coat a ruffled look which is why the clay looks uneven on her forehead and nose. I wanted to create a barn look, so I found a wooden crate at a thrift shop. I removed one slat and then painted the crate a darker brown. I added hay for her comfort. Daisy reminds me of the Holstein cows on my Grandfather’s Farm back in the day.

Daisy the Paper Mache Cow

Daisy the Paper Mache Cow

8 thoughts on “Meet Daisy”

  1. This took me right back to my boyhood on the farm. I love your cow more than the ones we had! And I don’t have to milk it. Wonderful. The crate and hay idea is genius. Thank you.

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    • Thanks Rex! We lived on the farm with my Grandparents for a while in my younger years. I remember milking cows, scooping grain out of the wall bin, and avoiding those back hooves! I enjoyed making Daisy and now think about the good old days when I see her.

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  2. I work in a Veterinary clinic and we see large animals. Lots of cows! This would be perfect for our clinic. Thank you for the inspiration. I hope it’s okay that I borrow this idea from you. I love this cow! The crate and hay are perfect!

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    • Absolutely!! I love my cow and am really happy how she turned out. When you clay her, be sure to just clay the top portion of her head and then push the nose through the slats. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get her nose through if you clay it first. Have fun making one!!

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    • Thank you! I couldn’t decide whether to create a sheep, pig or cow but decided to go with the cow. Originally, I was going to paint the crate red, but decided that the darker brown looked the best.

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